Clinic Alert: World Class Grooming with Olympic Rockstar Emma Ford


Emma Ford and Bronze Medalist Mighty Nice in Rio. PC: US Equestrian

Aiken Horse Park Foundation is pleased to offer a World Class Grooming Clinic with Emma Ford, head groom to Olympic Individual Bronze Medalist eventer, Phillip Dutton. The Clinic will be held February 20, 2017 and will be held at Bruce’s Field at the Aiken Horse Park.

Emma Ford originated from North Devon England and was brought up in the hunt field with her dad as Master of the Foxhounds. Emma was raised surrounded by horses. She grew up in the Pony Club system, receiving her “B” designation and culminating with jumping at the Horse of the Year Show in 1991.

After completing her Baccalaureate of Science at the University of Wales she moved the the United States to follow her passion with horses. After managing Adrian Iorio’s advanced event horses for seven years in Boston Massachusetts, she moved on to manage Phillip Dutton’s barn in West Grove Pennsylvania.

She has groomed at almost every four-star event in the world, and has been a member of the U.S. Eventing Team at multiple Olympic, World, and Pan American Games. Throughout the years, in addition to eventing, Emma has had the opportunity to turn horses out at many upper level show-jumping competitions including the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida as well as work for a promising young dressage rider at many upper level dressage shows.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Aiken Horse Equine Rescue. Bruce’s Field, Aiken, SC. This clinic is open to all ages and disciplines, and is a good fit for anyone who wants to improve their horse health care and management knowledge.


  • $80 if sign up and pay before February 10
  • $100 if sign up and pay between February 11 – 17

Spots will be limited to provide an in-depth, hands on experience, so sign up today! Participant will walk away with free product and best-selling book “World Class Grooming” signed by author Emma Ford. For more information, you can contact Emma directly at or (508) 633-4991 with questions or to sign up and learn more go to: